To the editor:

President Trump began his election campaign with racist rants. While President, he gave back-handed support to white supremacists. In the debate last fall, he told the Proud Boys to “stand by.”

After the election, he claimed voter fraud only in high Black-populated districts. No voter fraud was proved. But the racist voter fraud claim was promoted by many state and national Republican leaders and became popular with internet conspiracy theories.

Even local pastor, Darryl Knappen, found more glory in the racist voter fraud claim than preaching the Gospel. The pastor’s proposal to form a citizens’ militia is not unusual. Blacks have faced voter suppression citizen militias for decades. The militias wore white robes and white hoods over their head and they were very effective to prevent Black voters.

The positive from the violent racist voter fraud claim is that corporations will not contribute to campaigns of Republicans who supported this absurd racist rebellion.

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Martin Luther King said, “l have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Bruce Kakac

Alexandria, MN